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Lemony Sweet Potato Pie

For a finger-licking finale to any holiday meal, I turn to this light and luscious sweet potato pie laced with just a hint of lemon. Funny how folks always seem able to find room for this delectable dessert! —Peggy West, Georgetown, Delaware
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • Whipped cream


  • Preheat oven to 375°. Press mashed sweet potatoes through a sieve or food mill. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, water, butter and extracts. Stir in the sugar and sweet potatoes. Pour into shell.
  • Bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 50-60 minutes. Cover edges with foil during the last 20 minutes to prevent overbrowning if necessary. Cool on a wire rack. Serve pie with whipped cream. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 407 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 209mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Andrews89
    Jan 28, 2015

    Very good and easy to make the lemon flavor threw me off a lil but it was actually a pleasant surprise. Definitely recommend you at least try it once before judging it. I'm glad I did!

  • crystal24
    Nov 22, 2014

    Been making this for years! Best sweet potato pie recipe out there. I don't wait till thanksgiving to make it, I enjoy it all year round! :)

  • donihoo80
    Nov 15, 2013

    This pie is now part of my family thanksgiving every year. Is in very high demand by all my friends and family at all out get togethers. It's wonderfully yummy. I just use canned sweet potatoes it's so easy!

  • ahpage
    Nov 11, 2012

    The best sweet potato pie ever!

  • Elizabeth Tucker
    Nov 25, 2009

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